When I learned of the second new moon, I was in a morning yoga class. The yoga teacher explained that it was a very auspicious day, being the first moon of this new calendar year. She said it would be a good day to set our intentions for the year. So I went home and wanted to spread the word to all of my friends. I wanted them to know that if they'd missed making new year's resolutions for Jan. 1, there was another opportunity–maybe an even better one.
I tried to explain this to my 5 year-old son. What is a New Year's resolution: setting a goal for yourself that helps make life better. He replied, "Oh I know what I'd like, I want everyday to be just like my birthday." And I nodded and then really thought about it, what if I felt like it was my birthday everyday? Genius.